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2013 Kona Unit Bike (discontinued)

Average User Rating: (Spectacular)
2013 Kona Unit Bike 2013 Kona Unit
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    “SS Rigid/Rigid”

    The Good: Geometry: HA is 70 degrees with short chainstays and Reynolds tube set .

    The Bad: grips and pedals

    Overall Review:

    Ok I'm riding a SS bike for the fall and winter portion of this year. I chose the Unit because of its geometry and because its steel. It turns out that lot of what you hear about SS is not that far from fiction as you might think. Update 2 months later. This bike has become the stand out bike of my bikes. I grab it for more often than not when going to ride anywhere.  It will never match a suspension bike in a DH trail but have been super surprised that my Strava speeds for complete rides( up and down) are really close.  Little to no maintenance, wheels are still true cheap and you feel manly riding it...hahaha

    5 months later update

    This is now my main ride.  I never thought that a SS rigid would be my main training bike.  I got it thinking I'd ride it here and there in the mud and bad conditions to save my suspension and drivetrain.  Spring is here and I'm still hustling this thing even though the trails are dry.  It isn't for every trail obviously but 90% of them.  Love it.  My fitness has improved and when I am on my trail bike, it can be ridden harder, longer and with more than wild abandon.

    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry


    Model Year 2013
    Riding Type Cross Country
    Sizes and Geometry

    16, 18, 19, 20, 22 View Geometry

    Size 16 18 19 20 22
    Top Tube Length 22.5 23.5 24 24.5 25.5
    Head Tube Angle 68.5° 70° 70° 70° 71°
    Head Tube Length 3.5 4.3 4.7 5.1 5.9
    Seat Tube Angle 74° 74° 73° 73° 73°
    Seat Tube Length 16 18 19 20 22
    Bottom Bracket Height 12.2 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.4
    Chainstay Length 17.1 - 17.7 17.1 - 17.7 17.1 - 17.7 17.1 - 17.7 17.1 - 17.7
    Wheelbase 42.8 - 43.4 43.5 - 44.2 43.4 - 44.1 43.5 - 44.1 44.2 - 44.8
    Standover 29.9 31.4 32 32.6 34.2
    Reach 16.1 16.8 16.6 17.2 17.9
    Stack 22.3 23.1 24.1 23.8 24.7
    Frame Material Cromoly Butted
    Rear Travel N/A
    Rear Shock N/A
    Fork Kona P2 29
    Fork Travel N/A
    Head Tube Diameter
    Headset TH ZST No.10
    Handlebar Kona Energy
    Stem Kona XC/Road
    Grips Kona Race Light LOG
    Brakes Avid BB7 Calipers with 180mm Front and 160mm Rear Avid G2 Clean Sweep Rotors
    Brake Levers Avid FR5
    Shifters N/A
    Front Derailleur N/A
    Rear Derailleur N/A
    ISCG Tabs
    Cranks FSA CK-7152PDHS (170/175mm) / CK-7050PDHS (180mm)
    Chainrings 32 Tooth
    Bottom Bracket FSA MegaExo
    Pedals Kona JackShit
    Chain KMC Z610
    Cassette Formula DC52
    Rims WTB Speed Disc i23
    Hubs Formula
    Spokes Sandvik Stainless 15g Front / 14g Rear
    Tires Maxxis Ikon 29"x2.2"
    Saddle WTB Volt Comp
    Seatpost Kona Double Clamp with Offset
    Seat Post Diameter
    Seatpost Clamp Kona Clamp
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
    Max. Tire Size
    Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
    Colors Matte Raw Steel with Orange and Black


    Price $999.00
    More Info Kona website
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry